Payment reform based on knowledge gleaned from business intelligence and data analytics tools in hospitals and health systems is no longer optional. It's imperative. If you're not up to the task, start lobbying for additional resources now.
The events leading up to the abrupt closure of a regional hospital in a remote corner of Massachusetts are complicated. But many community hospitals across the country are equally vulnerable, and more will close.
Poor coordination among providers, payers, and federal regulators is making it difficult for HR to perform its part in ICD-10 preparation. The strategic way forward is to proactively assess your organization's needs and immediately start recruiting, training, and...
Hospital and health system HR departments rarely receive injury reports from surgeons, but the financial consequences—specifically among orthopedic surgeons—are high, and the problem will only worsen as the workforce ages, a study shows.
Workplace stress causes absenteeism, productivity losses, and increases in healthcare costs. Employers that help workers manage stress factors see significant financial benefits. But wellness programs alone don't get the job done.
Government data shows continued but mild job growth in the healthcare sector during the month of October. And an HR problem in the NFL dominates headlines for another week and raises questions about hostile workplace cultures beyond the locker room.
In this week's HR headlines, Kathleen Sebelius faces members of Congress, a federal jobs report projects healthy growth in the healthcare sector for years to come, and a wellness program posts impressive stats.